This book is a compact color guide of the largest survey of Scottish gardens ever mounted and the first such guidebook to all that Scotland can offer garden and plant lovers. Including descriptions of virtually all Scotland's gardens which are open to the public, it recommends when to visit and what to look out for. Gardens are described in a pithy and lively style. Also covered are specialist nurseries, garden centers, wildflower walks, shows, public parks and more. The book includes useful maps showing routes for day trips and short-break tours and is illustrated throughout with full-color images by Ray Cox, the photographer of Suki Urquhart's The Scottish Gardener . This is the ideal book for the Scot or the tourist who wishes to explore the world of gardens and plants in Scotland.
Kenneth Cox, the son and grandson of renowned plantsmen, is himself a nurseryman, gardener and garden centre owner at Glendoick, near Perth in Scotland, world famous for rhododendrons. As a plant-hunter, he has led many expeditions to unexplored parts of Tibet and India and discovered new rhododendron species and introduced several plant species for the first time. He has also made many successful rhododendron and azalea hybrids and has written nine books on plants and plant-hunting. Ray Cox's family has been involved in horticulture for three generations. He is a full-time garden and plant photographer whose work has been published in a wide range of magazines, newspapers, books, websites, calendars and greetings cards throughout Europe and America.
Winner of Garden Media Guild Book Award: Reference Book of the Year 2009.